Today in class we watched a movie about how the media portrays women in literary media. I had not really paid attention to how much the media portrays women as quiet beings or dehumanizes them and emphasizes only one of their body parts. Looking at that video I realized how much women are sometimes just seen as a sex symbol, and how much my brain was trained to not pay attention to all those advertisements.
I think that by being here in Brown we (women)are making a step up to breaking the stereotypes of women only taking up little space, not having a voice and being only admired for their looks.
I also realized that us girls from WCCUSD have also broken a stereotype of young women not having a voice, I feel that this class has given us an opportunity to speak up as loud as those from middle class communities.
Tomorrow we are all going to go to Newport to a Japanese/Pirate themed festival.
The 2017 Vanderbilt Cohort Has Been Selected
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